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A 25-year-old male asked:

I have a bicuspid aortic valve with no complications or other cardiovascular issues. could an aortic dissection occur spontaneously?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely...: But you are at risk for development of aortic stenosis as you age and should periodically see your doctor and be screened for systolic heart murmur. Echocardiogram should be ordered if murmur develops. Don't be alarmed now but simply see your doctor for regular exams.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Bicuspid aortic valve IS associated with aneurysmal dilitation of the aortic root and should be monitored with periodic echocardiograms.
Dec 25, 2013

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